EDUCATION FOR PEACE

“Since wars begin in the minds of men,
it is there that we must construct the defences of peace.”
UNESCO Charter

Public and educational outreach are part of the Prajnya mission and the Education for Peace Initiative (EPI) hosts Prajnya’s pedagogically-oriented projects. Its vision is to teach peace by fostering the learning of skills conducive to communication, healing, tolerance, reconciliation and interaction between people with divergent interests and creating capacity for the resolution of conflict and the creation of a sustainable peace.

In 2008, Prajnya received a grant from Sir Ratan Tata Trust to commission three pre-launch research projects for this Initiative. For more, see here.

In August 2009, we held a small seminar to present the findings of the projects.

In August 2010, Priyadarshini Rajagopalan presented "Building Blocks of Peace Education: A Practical Discussion of Conceptual Issues" at an international conference organised by the Madras School of Social Work on "Development and Equity for a Global Society – Emerging Concerns for Social Work." In October, she also presented at a conference on Nai Talim at the University of Madras.

On September 21, 2012, we organized Kriti, a day-long workshop on the what, why and how of peace education. The idea was to open a conversation on peace education that would encourage participants to implement some of the 2005 NCF guidelines for peace education.

 

The Peace Blog

Mapping Educational Policy Structures and Processes
in Tamil Nadu

by Akila R.
Volume I, Number 1
April 2009

A Survey of Civil Society Peace Education Programmes in South Asia
by Anupama Srinivasan
Volume I, Number 2
August 2009

From Agenda to Action: Interpreting and Implementing the NCF Peace Education Guidelines
by
Priyadarshini Rajagopalan
Volume I, Number 3
September 2009

Building Blocks of Peace Education: A Practical Discussion of Conceptual Issues
by Priyadarshini Rajagopalan
Paper presentated at
MSSW International Conference on “Development and Equity for a Global Society – Emerging Concerns for Social Work"
Chennai, August 6-7, 2010

 

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